ESRB ratings for GTA3 and Vice City suggest imminent PS3 releases. But where's San Andreas?

Two ratings have sprung up on the ESRB ratings site which suggest PS2 crime-spree classics Grand Theft Auto III and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City are heading to PS3. Similar listings appeared in January, but were subsequently removed. Their reappearance over the weekend suggests we are almost certainly going to get some retro Rockstar action on PS3 soon in preparation for the arrival of GTAV.

Above: We remember when this screenshot looked too good to be true. But we don't remember the PS3 being in there. Probably cos we just 'shopped it in...

They've both been rated 'M' for Mature again, of course. The world hasn't become that desensitised in the last decade. But the listings do raise a couple of questions. Firstly, are these appearing as PS2 Classics (most likely) or as HD re-releases? We'd say an HD pack is unlikely because the ESRB listings would feature 'HD' in the title:

The other question is: Where's GTA San Andreas? You can't have these two without PS2's finest hour. And we'll send 8-Ball round to visit the car of anyone who says otherwise.

Sources: ESRB via igogaming


  • jmcgrotty - June 26, 2012 1:03 a.m.

    Residual Hot Coffee problems.
  • joerevs300 - June 25, 2012 4:20 p.m.

    What's ironic about this is Rockstar first released a PS2 bundle with GTAIII and Vice City. Later in the PS2 life cycle, they released the "complete" edition that included GTA: San Andreas. My guess: They are going to go the full HD route with San Andreas (which is largely considered the BEST GTA), but go the PS2 Classics route with GTAIII and Vice City. That pisses me off because Vice City is my absolute favorite GTA game. I would love to see them do more with it. Alas, short of hitting a $330M Mega Millions jackpot (and convincing Rockstar to do it), that's never probably going to happen.
  • Redeater - June 25, 2012 6:50 a.m.

    I really just wish they would release an updated Vice City. I know it will never happen but I really have a problem seeing character models gesture around with wooden hands and static faces. I don't quite understand why anyone would buy this on PS3 instead of Steam though. Almost any PC can run it and I bought the entire GTA series for about $20 last year.
  • tiben36 - June 25, 2012 6:53 a.m.

    i heard rumors about a new gta on vita set in vice city but anyway, as im always saying >rumors
  • SentientSquidMachine - June 25, 2012 8:33 a.m.

    And that's 1-4+DLC. I've told everyone I know. The Steam Summer sale is next month I think. If you own an ok pc or mac you'd be crazy to but this on console again. Play on tv, use controller, etc. can all be done with the dirt cheap pc versions. And if you've never played GTA without mods (especially SA)its pretty epic.
  • Tjwoods18 - June 25, 2012 6:35 a.m.

    Maybe Rockstar will bundle San Andreas with the ps3 version of GTA 5. It happened in the past with Assassins creed revelation with the first title, I don't see how this will be any different.
  • Tjwoods18 - June 25, 2012 6:33 a.m.

    Poop -_- I wanted a retail release.

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